I tend to get on kicks when sewing for a certain person. No matter how hard I try to implement Nicole's rota system I just can't, and her sweet Hugo even made me a chart. (I swear I will put it to use Hugo... someday). So lately I have been sewing for myself.
I made myself a few Bento Tees. I have one more cut out and another one planned. I added 3" to the length as I prefer my shirts longer. This is a favorite and I have worn it quite a few times in the week it has been made. This knit was initially ordered to make something for the twins, but once I made my first Bento (see below) I had to have this for me, no regrets. I even eeked it out in less fabric than called for with some creative cutting.
This was my test run Bento. I found a heathered mystery knit at a local shop that I planned to use for a Parachute Polo for one of the boys, but I decided to give it a try for me. I love it.
This Cappuccino Tunic was made during the sew-along, though I didn't get it photographed until much later so you'll just have to believe me. I made it in a really drapey fabric I have no idea of the content, though I wish I had paid attention to the bolt because I love it. I forgot the FBA on this one and it is a little tight across the chest, but I still wear it occasionally.
Last night I got this crazy idea I needed a new dress to wear to church for Mother's Day. The worst part was I had been thinking about making it all day but was trying to talk myself out of it. Then as I was putting the kids to bed I decided it had.to.be.made. So I did. I made most of it last night and finished up the side seams, hem and sleeve hem this morning (yay for one o'clock church).
Mr. Sam wasn't so happy today so he got to be in the picture too.
I was worried that I would need to lengthen the dress, but I had Ben help me with the tape measure last night and saw that the finished length would likely be alright for my preferences, which was a good thing because I couldn't figure out where to lengthen the pattern and I didn't want to take the time to read through all the instructions to figure it out (because of the time crunch).
I can't remember the last time I wore a dress. Well, I should say a knee length dress, I did have a maxi dress I wore during my pregnancy with Sam.
Aaaand I pretty much want another one of these, it's so comfy. It doesn't work for nursing, though (obviously). So it's either a home dress or a short time away from home dress.
I also made two muslins of Rae's new pattern that is coming out later this month and am dying to make a real one now. It's so cute, and the short sleeve version (with no contrasts) is such a quick sew. I also tried the view with 3/4 sleeves and contrast hem, sleeve and placket. But since I literally made them in muslin I am not showing those photos off, ha! So, sorry to the rota, but I think I may put it off a little while more...